Where To Eat Galveston Island Sapori Italian Restaurant

Where To Eat Galveston Island Sapori Italian Restaurant

Where To Eat Galveston Island Sapori Italian Restaurant

Our favorite italian restaurant on Galveston Island, TX is Sapori Italian Restaurant.  Sapori’s is located at 7611 Steward Road. It’s a .3 mile or a 6 minute walk from both Seazatt View Condo and Useazatt View Condo.

Sapori Italian Restaurant is family owned and offers Old World-style favorites.  Their specialities include spaghetti with eggplant, home made ravioli, and Sicilian riccota dumplings.  All entries are hand prepared, so plan on a 1 1/2 to 2 hour dining experience.

We suggest starting with the Arancini or Rice Balls. They are made with sweet peas, rag’u sauce and mozzarella cheese.  There are 4 to an order and they are a good size.  All entries are served with Insalata Mista salad and warm, crusty bread with fresh herb and olive oil dipping sauce.

Our favorite dishes are the Pollo Alla Panna and the Gamberi Al Marinara. Portions are plentiful and we typically take leftovers home.

Gamberi Al Marinara

Another reason Sapori’s is our favorite italian restaurant is it’s BYOB. Diners are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine or two. There is no corkage fee. The staff is friendly and they greet your table with wineglasses in hand. Our bill which includes 2 entrees and a appetizer is typically $60.

Sapori’s is a small place with a casual atmosphere with about 10 tables. It is closed on Mondays and opened Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. They also have a lunch menu.


Black Pearl Oyster Bar Galveston Island, TX

Black Pearl Oyster Bar Galveston Island, TX

The Black Pearl Oyster Bar on Galveston Island, TX is a neighborhood hangout located on 23rd Street in the Strand Historic District.  The atmosphere is casual in a historic building.  It fills up quickly on weekends, but turns over in a timely manner.  If you have to wait, grab a cocktail from the full service bar.  It’s known for raw & cooked Cajun & Creole seafood staples with a New Orleans motif.

The Black Pearl Oyster Bar focuses on its oyster bar, but is equally lauded for its grilled specialties, fresh from the Gulf seafood and succulent steaks.

Black Pearl Snapper Galveston



The popular “Oysters Three Ways” consist of Oysters Rockafeller with spinach and cream cheese, Oysters Haelen topped with crab meat, cheddar, and bacon, and Oysters Diablo with spicy diablo sauce, shrimp, and cheddar.

The raw oysters are tender, succulent and iced down well. They sell out quickly on weekends, so get there early.

Po-boys and sandwiches along with a variety of garden fresh salads are perfect for those visiting for lunch.

Gypsy Joynt Voted 2017 Best Restaurant Galveston Island TX

Gypsy Joynt Voted 2017 Best Restaurant Galveston Island TX

Gypsy Joynt was voted Galveston 2017 Best Of The Island Awards by Galveston.Com for Restaurant Of The Year.  This award, is the “the Oscars of the Gulf Coast” according to The Houston Chronicle.

Gypsy Joynt is located in the Strand Historic District.  It’s a simple yet eclectic island flare and serves burgers, salads, and sandwiches all with a twist.  A local family, the Wellers own and operate the restaurant.

"Avery burger" is fresh ground beef piled with Swiss, PORK BELLY, butternut squash, and more
Five layer banana cake with a chocolate cream cheese icing
Blackened fish tacos

The food is fresh and the presentation is unique and pleasing.  Everything from the bread to the salad dressings are homemade.  The menu will get your head spinning and your taste buds popping. Whoever heard of greens goat cheese and honey on a pizza? Or, peanut butter and bacon jam on a burger?

Gypsy Joynt offers counter service.  Play free arcade games and the pinball machine while you wait for your food.

A local patron sums it up “This is more than a meal. It’s an experience”.

Sonny’s Place Local Favorite Bar And Grill Galveston Island, TX

Sonny’s Place Local Favorite Bar And Grill Galveston Island, TX

Generations of Galvestonians gravitate each week to Sonny’s Place, a longtime neighborhood family friendly bar and grill which serves burgers, sandwiches, gumbo and more in a simple surrounding.

Sonny’s Place has been locally owned by the same family for 73 years.  Lawrence Puccetti Jr. 87, aka Junior, stills shows up every day to work alongside his son, Richard.  Junior walks around introducing himself, making jokes and meeting folks.


The easy to miss location is not far from the Strand Historic District.  Sonny’s Place is a gem to walk into with the same atmosphere it’s had for years including the giant old cash register that dominates the counter.  The place is very clean and well kept.  Locals are friendly and hospitable.  Mind your manners and your language at Sonny’s Place.  Their motto is “Be nice or be gone”.

Sonny’s Place Hamburger
Sonny’s Place Muffuletta







Prices are reasonable with a hamburger being $3.65, a triple meat cheese burger for $8.00, and the famous Artery Clogger a chicken fried steak sandwich with bacon, and American and swiss cheese for $7.85.


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